Seahawks general manager John Schneider, in an appearance on ESPN 710 Seattle radio this morning --- the team's flagship station --- said running back Marshawn Lynch has "made a decision not to be here'' as training camp starts today.
Marshawn Lynch, who threatened to hold out during Seattle’s minicamp last June but then showed up anyway, is expected to be absent when the Seahawks begin training camp Friday. The news was revealed by former Seahawk fullback Michael Robinson, who is now working for the NFL Network.
Andrew Wiggins, the first player drafted this year, has an NBA home. Maybe a temporary one. The Cleveland Cavaliers signed him to a long-term deal that pays him $5.5 million this season and prevents him from being traded for 30 days.
Marshawn Lynch has decided to take his demand for a pay raise to another threat level. Lynch will be the dreaded camp holdout. Until this complicated situation is resolved, the Seahawks’ bid to win another championship is in a fragile state.
Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio filed this story tonight on the Marshawn Lynch situation, quoting an unnamed source saying the two sides have been talking for four months and that Lynch is prepared to wait it out to get the deal he wants.